|Sonic the Hedgehog (2014 film)|
|Studio(s)|| TalixArts Jr. |
| Liam Hemsworth|
Samuel L. Jackson
|Theatrical Release Date(s)|
| May 23, 2014 (US) |
May 24, 2014 (EU)
July 21, 2014 (JP)
|Country of Origin|| United States|
|Sequel(s)||Secrets of Shadow|
Sonic the Hedgehog is a 2014 computer-animated film based on SEGA's uber-popular Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. The film's story will retell Sonic's first meetings with Tails, Knuckles, and Amy Rose; and his first encounter against Dr. Robotnik. It will be directed by Andrew Adamson. The stellar voice cast include Liam Hemsworth, Mark Strong, Ashley Greene, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Laz Alonso, Samuel L. Jackson alongside Kevin James, Teresa Palmer, Zach Galifianakis, Jonathan Pryce, and Toby Jonrs.
The film is to be out May 23, 2014 and as well presented in regular 2D, Real D 3D and IMAX featuring Dolby Surround 7.1 sound.
Sonic, a young blue hedgehog, lives a perfect and quiet life in his hometown of Spring Hills. However, he finds it under attack by an robot invasion. After stopping the robots, Sonic discovers they came from an maniacal evil genius—and unbeknownst to Sonic, his greatest enemy—Dr. Robotnik. When he discovers his hometown semi-destroyed and a close friend gone, Sonic sworn to get revenge. But a visit of an Watcher, Zugo the Eagle informs Sonic about seven mystical stones of power known collectively as the Chaos Emeralds. When Zugo tells him that the mastermind behind his homeland's attack is after them, Sonic realizes he must find the stones before Robotnik does. In order to stop Robotnik once and for all, Sonic embark on a vigorous quest while meeting allies, defeating threats, and trying to keep his emotions over what happened to his home in check.
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- Liam Hemsworth as Sonic the Hedgehog
- Mark Strong as Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik
- Ashley Greene as Amy Rose
- Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Miles "Tails" Prower
- Laz Alonso as Knuckles the Echidna
- Samuel L. Jackson as Zugo the Eagle, an watcher who gives Sonic a quest to find the Chaos Emeralds.
- Kevin James as Big the Cat
- Teresa Palmer as Cream the Rabbit
- Zach Galifianakis as Monty the Hedgehog, Sonic's childhood friend
- Jonathan Pryce as Elder Sage the Hedgehog, Sonic's mentor and a old friend of Sonic's father
- Toby Jones as King Avalon the Falcon, ruler of the Sky Fortress.
Non-human voice characters
- E-100 Alpha - One of Robotnik's creations; commander of the robot army (Computerized voice)
- E-123 Omega - Another one of Robotnik's creations; decides to escape Robotnik's hold (Computerised voice)
- Froggy - Big's pet frog
- Cho - Cream's little Chao buddy
TalixArts started its TalixArts Jr. studio early 2012 and officially came online in January 5, 2013. During 2012, TalixArts contracted a deal with SEGA to produce a film version of Sonic the Hedgehog based on the video game series. As soon as the deal was made, the distribution rights was sold to DreamWorks Pictures. DreamWorks chose Andrew Adamson, director of Shrek and Shrek 2, to helm this film. Talix will executive produce.
Early drafts had Robotnik/Eggman out as the main antagonist, but Talix mentioned "You can't have a Sonic film without the madman. You just can't." Eventually, Robotnik will be the film's main antagonist. Other redrafts had several main characters killed off, but due to many redrafts, most of them were kept throughout the entirety of the film, except for some few characters. Adamson mentioned, "Sonic's background as well as Tails', Knuckles', and others will be explored such in that Talix did a great job in making the reinterpretation very interesting. But stay true to the characters."
Alan Silvestri will compose the film score and promise to use some of the scores from the video games and give them "an modern upgrade" he mentioned. The score soundtrack will be release May 20 alongside the, "Sonic the Hedgehog - The Movie Album" version.
Here are samples of the end credits music:
Overall minutes: 60:79 minutes
|1||Sonic the Hedgehog (classic theme remix)||Alan Silvestri||1:35|
|2||Spring Hills||Alan Silvestri||4:59|
|5||Zugo the Eagle||Alan Silvestri||1:35|
|6||Chaos History||Alan Silvestri||2:35|
|7||Enter the Eggman||Alan Silvestri||4:00|
|8||Chaos Quest||Alan Silvestri||3:35|
|11||Amy and E-123||Alan Silvestri||2:10|
|13||Cream and Big||Alan Silvestri||2:35|
|15||Mountain Chase||Alan Silvestri||1:35|
|17||Sky Kingdom||Alan Silvestri||3:00|
|18||Eggman's Cavern||Alan Silvestri||2:35|
|19||Emotional Crisis||Alan Silvestri||3:00|
|20||Death Egg||Alan Silvestri||3:00|
|22||End Credits||Alan Silvestri||3:00|
Sonic the Hedgehog - The Movie Album soundtrack
|1||Linkin Park||Burn It Down|
|2||Ali Tabatabaee & Matty Lewis from Zebrahead||His World|
|3||Crush 40||What I'm Made Of...|
|5||Panic! At The Disco||Mercenary|
|6||Crush 40||Never Turn Back|
|7||30 Seconds to Mars||Savior|
|8||Thousand Foot Krutch||War of Change|
|12||Crush 40||His World (remix)|
As the early reviews come out, most reviewers have positive feedback.
Sega and the Sonic Team gave a collective statement, "We are proud of this adaptation of our most popular mascot. The film will be great for all ages alike even fans who have played Sonic games since the early 90's would find this acceptable."
The film has spawned a series of sequels. The first sequel is called Sonic the Hedgehog: Secrets of Shadow. The second sequel is called Sonic the Hedgehog: Dangerous Edge. The third sequel is called Sonic: A Hedgehog in Time.